From Lord Salisbury to Tony Blair, the volumes of this twenty-volume set biographically profile the nineteen men and one woman who served as British prime minister during the twentieth century. Each volume contains a chronological narrative that briefly examines the life of the person in question prior to coming to 10 Downing Street, describes their activities while holding the premiership, and assesses their political legacy. Each volume also contains a chronology detailing international and domestic British political and cultural events during the prime minister's tenure and a guide to further reading.
Francis Beckett is a writer, journalist and contemporary historian. His numerous books include biographies of three other Prime Ministers - Attlee, Macmillan and Blair.